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From Jørgen Løland (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (DERBY-2969) Admin Guide: Document that online backup is non-blocking
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:10:31 GMT
Admin Guide: Document that online backup is non-blocking

                 Key: DERBY-2969
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-2969
             Project: Derby
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Documentation
    Affects Versions:,,
            Reporter: Jørgen Løland
            Priority: Minor

The Admin Guide does not mention that the online backup functionality is non-blocking. The
information that a backup can be made without blocking transactions may be of great interest
to administrators.

Furthermore, this sentence implies that online backup is performed by *blocking* updates:
"The SYSCS_UTIL.SYSCS_BACKUP_DATABASE() procedure puts the database into a state in which
it can be safely copied, then copies the entire original database directory (including data
files, online transaction log files, and jar files) to the specified backup directory.

Admin guide, online backup:

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